CMN News

An Update from “Death Penalty Discourse”

By Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, Author and Pro-Life Activist - November 15, 2013 - I am headlong into my regular Fall routine of speaking to groups across the country. I’ve just returned from Ireland and Scotland, two countries that no... MORE

Faith Community Central to Delaware Repeal Efforts

Faith Community Central to Delaware Repeal Efforts

- October 16, 2013 - By Anna Schuck, Communications Director for Delaware Repeal Sister Helen Prejean was working with poor communities in Louisiana when she was asked to correspond with a death row inmate Patrick Sonnier. She never knew that... MORE

A Victim's Sister Works to End Delaware's Death Penalty

A Victim’s Sister Works to End Delaware’s Death Penalty

- October 16, 2013 - By Kristin Froehlich When my brother David and four of his friends were murdered in Connecticut in 1995, I was traumatized and depressed. I lost my beliefs that life was predictable and that people were... MORE

Matching Grant Campaign Takes Off!

Matching Grant Campaign Takes Off!

- October 16, 2013 - “I’m proud to donate because CMN has given life to the Bishops campaign to end the use of the death penalty. Thank you!” Donors choose “CMN Stewards Circle” Since the Catholic Mobilizing Network announced our... MORE

Christmas Cards Designed on Death Row Support the Poor

David Paul Hammer spent his 50th birthday in a room with four cement walls, one door and a food slot. For presents, he received a chocolate cupcake and a watch. Once, Hammer was a drug user and a thief. In... MORE

CMN Matching Grant Encourages $50K Sustaining Members Drive

CMN Matching Grant Encourages $50K Sustaining Members Drive

- September 17, 2013 - Our major sponsor, the Congregation of St. Joseph, has challenged CMN to become more self-sustaining so that we can provide even more effective resources and leadership to Catholics working to respect life by ending the... MORE

Ohioans to Stop Executions Marks 25th Year With Signs of Hope

Ohioans to Stop Executions Marks 25th Year With Signs of Hope

By Kevin Werner, OTSE Executive Director and Allison Smith, OTSE Director of Communication and Development -September 15, 2013 - This year marks the 25th anniversary of Ohioans to Stop Executions. It has been a pivital year in terms of building... MORE

Ohio Catholics Encouraged to Join State Effort to End the Death Penalty

Ohio Catholics Encouraged to Join State Effort to End the Death Penalty

- September 16, 2013 - Bob Stoughton has been a leader of the Miami Valley chapter of OTSE for the last seven years and has been working closely with the CMN team for the last two. As a practicing Catholic... MORE

“Dead Man Walking” Anniversary Resources for Communities and Teachers

By Rachael Hudak, Special Projects Manager for Sister Helen Prejean, DePaul University - September 15, 2013 - As the school year begins and new programs launch in libraries and community centers, we invite you to foster conversations about the death... MORE

Respect Life Month and Advent Resources

Respect Life Month and Advent Resources

This October the Catholic Church throughout the United States will observe Respect Life Month, a commemoration that is now in its 42nd year. Beginning October 6, Respect Life Sunday, our nation’s Catholics will be called to renew their personal commitment... MORE